Attributed to Evgraf Chemesov (1735-1765)

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Portrait of Catherine II (1729-1796) mourning the death of Empress Elisabeth Petrovna (1709-1762)

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Attributed to Evgraf Chemesov (1735-1765)
Portrait of Catherine II (1729-1796) mourning the death of Empress Elisabeth Petrovna (1709-1762)
oil on copper
8 x 7 1/8 in. (20.3 x 18 cm.)
wooden frame surmounted with a double-headed eagle, with a label on the backboard: 'C. George Thornton Esq/A Picture on copper/to be guarded against/wet which would spoil the painting/with best regards to his old/friend Baron Wolff written/by him in his 97th year of/age./Tunbridge Wells Sep 18th 1846.' and label on the frame: '1654/From the/Hanbury-Williams/Collection'